BIG on Bloor Festival, Bloor Street from Dufferin to Lansdowne celebrates local business, community, arts and culture with a unique community and city-building festival featuring hundreds of events, activities and exhibitions.
BIG awards are part of the BIG rn Bloor Festival opening ceremonies on the Bloordale Stage at Bloor and Margueretta Street, July 23, 2011, 1:00 PM.
Elected officials, Councilor Ana Bailao of Ward 18, Tony Ruprecht, Member of Provincial Parliment and Andrew Cash Canadian Member of Parliament will present awards to outstanding local citizens. Many thanks to Erin Mays, Coordinator of the BIG Awards, for all her many hours of volunteer effort getting all this information together.
Andrew Cash will be honouring: The Three Amigas(Donzilia Veiga, Grace Levy and Venilde Ferreira), Larry Firth, Carina Cojeen, Judd Ruhl and Amer Diab, Leandro Costa, and Mahmood Rangooni.
Tony Ruprecht will be honouring: Mrs. Filomena Cabral, Mr. Steve DeQuintal, Ms. Jutta Mason, Mr. Harvie Toews, Mr. Mike Michielli, Ms. Raquel Escudero, Ms. Maria McGivern, Mr. Spiro Komodourous, and Mr. James Fitz.
Ana Bailao will be honouring: Charles Campbell, Sylvia Fernandez, Dyan Marie, Jutta Mason, Steve de Quintal, Bloordale Press, Judy Ross, Andrea Dawber, Richard Mongiat, Kripa Sekhar, and Marcie Ponte.
Andrew Prosser Prize presented by the Bloordale BIA and Ana Bailao for emerging practitioners in animation, journalism, photography or video.
Awarded to: Gurpreet Ghag, Justin Millerson and Matt Lopes, Bloordale Press
The Bloordale Press is an important new community news organization which covers hyper-local events throughout Ward 18, it started as a web publication and recently they printed their first attractive press edition. Published by Gurpreet Ghag, age 25, Justin Millerson, 22, and Matt Lopes, 22. Gupreet Ghag says, “We love the neighbourhood, it's current state and the fact there are an abundance of stories. Our plans are to be a beautiful looking, very informative fixture in the community for a long time.”
The Andrew Prosser Prize is awarded to his memory, 1988 – 2010. Andrew Prosser was a Bloordale resident and activist, a volunteer with the Bloordale BIA, a member of TAIS: Toronto Animated Image Society, a contributing editor and founder of Bloor Magazine and creator of Bloordale videos: The New Bloor Festival, A Mayor for Bloordale and Gloam. His talent as a writer, actor, photographer, musician and videographer, and his humor and generosity is sorely missed by Bloordale friends, neighbours, BIA and the City of Toronto.
Who is invited to the BIG on Bloor FestivalWe invite the local community, residents of Toronto and Canadian and International tourists interested in the contemporary culture: art, performance, music, walking, multi-culturalism, food, and family participatory events.
Thank you to our sponsors, contributors, participants and the Bloordale Community.
Everyone is welcomed here.
The BIG on Bloor 2011 Festival is an initiative of the Bloordale BIA.
Bloordale BIA | BIG: Big Improvement Group
For further information please contact:
Dougal Bichan, Musician, Artist, BIG Festival Director
416.645.0295 | email@example.com
Dyan Marie, Artist, BIG Co-chair, Bloordale Creative Director
416.539.8129 | firstname.lastname@example.org